Tarafder, Anal and Molla, Atiar Rahaman and Mukhopadhyay, Sunanda and Karmakar, Basudeb (2012) Synthesis and Properties of SrBi2Ta2O9-Based Glass-Ceramics Modified with Eu3+. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (6). pp. 1851-1857. ISSN 0002-7820

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The Eu3+-doped novel precursor glass in the K2O-SiO2-SrO-Bi2O3-Ta2O5 system was prepared using the melt-quench technique. The transparent SrBi2Ta2O9 (SBT) glass-ceramic nanocomposites were derived from this glass using a controlled crystallization process. The formation of SBT crystal phase, size, and morphology with increase in heat-treatment time was examined using X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and fourier transform infrared transmission spectroscopy. Vicker's hardness study indicates marked improvement of hardness in the glass-ceramics compared to precursor glass. The photoluminescence spectra of Eu3+ ions exhibit emission transitions of D-5(0)-> F-7(j) (j = 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4) and its excitation spectra show an intense absorption band at 467 nm. These spectra reveal that the Eu3+ ions are gradually entering into the SBT nanocrystals present in the glass-ceramics. This study indicates that the incorporation of Eu3+ ions into SBT crystal lattice enhances the photoluminescence performance of the glass-ceramics by two-fold. It is believed that this work would generate significant impact in the exploration of SBT glass-ceramic nanocomposites.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 10:57
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1665

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